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Types of Periodicals: Popular and News Magazines

Compares and contrasts types of periodicals and their use.


Type of Periodicals - Popular & News Magazines

Examples US News & World Report; Rolling Stone
Topics Current news and events; personal advice and opinion; short articles; popular reviews and entertainment
Authors Journalists; professional writers; freelancers
Language Generally well-written, for general literate public
Sources Sometimes cited -- often vague and obscure
Graphics Color, glitz, glossy; extensive advertising
Publishers Commercial (for-profit); trade; often controlled through corporate conglomerate
E-Access Tools Academic OneFile; Wilson OmniFile Mega Full Text; in other words general aggregated databases 
Indexes Academic OneFile Newspaper Source ;